Guest worker number surpasses target

08:25 | 04/11/2014

VGP – In the first 10 months of 2014, Viet Nam sent 91,143 workers (34,232 females) to work abroad, outstripping 4.76% of this year’s target and equivalent to 129.54% of the same period last year, according to theOverseas Labour Management Department.

In October, 7,774 workers went abroad including 3,878 females.

Taiwan was the largest recipient, recruiting 3,895 workers; followed by Japan 1,784 workers; the Republic of Korea (RoK) 962; Malaysia 295; Saudi Arabia 296; and Macao 207.

As of late October, Taiwan ranked first by receiving 53,851 Vietnamese guest workers; followed by Japan with 16,283; the RoK 6,662 and Malaysia 4,553./.

By Khanh Phuong